Parish Share by Deanery
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Parish Share 2018 figures
(provisional figures published July 2017)
Please note that these estimates are based on the current level of staffing in place, adjusted by any future appointments/retirements that have been formally announced at the time of publishing these provisional figures.
Confirmed figures for 2018, with updated stipend contributions, will be published in mid-December, once the latest staffing changes for 2018 are known, and also once Pastoral Aid Support grants have been allocated. In the meantime, parishes my like to note the following information when considering parish budgets for next year:
- Standard 2018 Stipend Contribution per incumbent (in post): £32,487 p.a. (2016 £ 31,541 p.a. increase 3.0%).
- A Stipend Contribution in vacancy is set at 80% of the standard contribution rate ruling throughout the vacancy period.
- For curacies that started after 1st January 2014, there is no longer a stipend charge.
(For curates appointed before 2014, up to 50% of the stipend contribution is requested. Details of this can be provided on request.)
The Diocesan Board of Finance has agreed, for 2018 only, to a cap on increases in the Ministry Support Contribution. Any increase above 5% will be automatically matched by a grant. This is shown on the provisional figures for 2018 under the column headed “MSC Cap”.
Pastoral Aid Support grants 2018
The provisional figures for 2018 include only those multiple-year Pastoral Aid Support grants previously agreed last autumn. Other grants for 2018 will be finally confirmed at the meeting of the Diocesan Parish Shares Committee, scheduled for Thursday 30th November 2017.
The Committee will distinguish between:
- Grants to parishes which need additional support to maintain an appropriate level of ministry, which the Board of Finance describes as “mission aided parishes” and,
- Grants to parishes facing exceptional and unforeseen difficulties.
A limited number of grants are awarded to parishes in the first category where longer-term support is needed, and these are the subject of discussions between the Archdeacon, Rural Dean and Deanery Lay Chair. These discussions are initiated by the Archdeacon concerned, and not by the receipt of a grant application from the parish concerned.
Grants in the second category are awarded on the understanding that they are given to provide temporary support and therefore will not usually be awarded for more than two years in succession. All applications from parishes (under this second category only) must be supported by, and submitted through, the respective Deanery. Deaneries, in turn will be asked to submit their recommendations for parish grants no later than Friday 27th October.
Writing off of past shortfalls
Deaneries may also receive requests from parishes to “write-off” parish share amounts (“shortfalls“) which remain outstanding after three years or longer. For example, this autumn the Parish Shares Committee will consider applications, forwarded through the Deanery, to write-off parish share shortfalls relating to 2014 and earlier.